APA (NSW) Member Update – Threatened Disciplinary Action 

APA (NSW) Member Update Threatened Disciplinary Action  Thursday 26 April 2018 Dear Member, NSWA never ceases to surprise us with their blatant lack of support for their staff.   NSWA has started to issue letters alleging misconduct and threatening termination despite employees acting in accordance with the Award, policies and legislation. In one situation, where paramedics refused to[…]

APA (NSW) Member Update – Single Trainee Paramedic Responses 

APA (NSW) Member Update   Single Trainee Paramedic Responses Wednesday 4 April 2018 Dear Member, Members have reported instances whereby trainee paramedics are being responded single. This is unacceptable and shows how just how desperate and heavily under resourced the NSW Ambulance is.   It is APA (NSW)’s position that under no circumstances should trainees[…]

APA (NSW) Member Update – ICP Recruitment Survey

APA (NSW) Member Update   ICP Recruitment Survey Tuesday 20 March 2018 Dear Member, Members have expressed concerns that they have been prevented from applying for Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) positions due to geographical restrictions imposed by NSW Ambulance. APA (NSW) has always stood for fairness and equality within the workplace, particularly with respect to recruitment processes. […]

APA (NSW) Member Update – WWCC Deadline Extended 

APA (NSW) Member Update   WWCC Deadline Extended  Wednesday 14 March 2018 Dear Member, By now you would have received the communication from the Health Minister. The Government’s desperation is transparent. Unable to strong-arm paramedics into paying to continue to work, they have altered their legislative requirements to give themselves more time. It is clear from their actions that[…]

APA (NSW) Member Update – Crib Breaks Survey 

APA (NSW) Member Update   Crib Breaks Survey  Friday 9 March 2018 Dear Member, The majority of paramedics are unable to receive the appropriate breaks in line with our Award. In which other workplace would it be acceptable to work entire shifts, plus further extension of shift without receiving any breaks? This can sometimes be 14 hours without a break! This cannot continue. We[…]

APA (NSW) Member Update – International Women’s Day

APA (NSW) Member Update International Women’s Day Thursday 8 March 2018 Dear Member, Happy International Women’s Day! We want to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing women of APA (NSW). You could be a front-line paramedic, a manager, a control centre officer, an educator or paramedic support staff.  You may be an experienced delegate, someone new to the role,[…]